Decola blends traditional Myanmar fare and European classics in a contemporary setting. From its brunch selection to its home-baked cakes and endless range of fresh drinks, it’s certainly worth a visit.
Asia House Restaurant is a casual dining place serving Burmese, Chinese and Thai food in a comfortable setting. We also have a bar serving cocktails, mocktails, draught beer, wine and various other beverages.
Aung Thukha is an excellent place to sample a range of Myanmar food: from rich, meaty curries to light, freshly made salads. The flavours are more subtle here than elsewhere, emphasising herbs rather than oil and spice. It is almost always busy, but manages to maintain a gentle, friendly service and a palpable old-school atmosphere, making the experience akin to eating at someone’s home.
While it is easy for most people to overlook it, Bawgawaddy is a hidden gem in Chinatown. Its cosy and simple atmosphere is welcoming to both newcomers and regulars. They specialise in Kayan food along with Danu and Taungyoe-influenced dishes. Its tea menu describes the percentage of condensed milk in one cup, so you can choose the taste according to your preferred of sweetness. Most Kayan dishes are hot and spicy. So, ask the staff to tone down the chilli unless you have an iron-clad stomach.
Daw Saw Yee is a cheap, authenticate and humble Myanmar food experience, where both locals and adventurous tourists can appreciate the local scene. There is a brief English-language menu, but your best bet is to have a look at the selection of curries behind the counter. As in most places, curries come with rice and a small soup.
Emerald Traditional Cuisine, a fine dining restaurant, is situated near University Ave Road. You won’t miss it; there’s a red-and-green LED light signage at the entrance. Opened late last year, it offers a more modern take on traditional Myanmar cuisine. Everything looks new, from the manicured garden to the furniture, the fixtures to the staffs crisp uniforms. Traditional Myanmar recipes come from Rakhine, Shan, Kachin, Chin and Mon state.
Not having been long since it opened, Family Kyay Oh Café have impressed a lot of Kyay Oh aficionados with their healthy recipe that avoids the use of MSG in their light and savory pork/chicken broth. There are a variety of Kyay Oh available at Family; Original Kyay Oh, Kyay Oh Sichet, Kyay Oh A Sat, Kyay Oh A Sat Sichet and many more!
Feel Myanmar has many branches all over town. A great restaurant to get acquainted with local cuisine, it is popular with both visitors from abroad and locals. There is a wide selection of local options and the seating area outside is always busy, giving a lively atmosphere to your dining experience, especially at the main branch when they have a live band playing!